Metal gates are part of work to make a park in Somerset more fun and accessible for children to play in.

The £50,000 project to transform Redstart Park, in Chard, Somerset, began last week, the Chard and Ilmaster News reports.

As well as two new metal gates, a zip line, basket swing, rotating scale swing and roundabout will be added to the park's play area. It is being designed so that children can use it as an access point to Redstart Primary School.

Landscaping work will also be undertaken and footpaths will be improved.

Adrian Moore, play and youth facilities officer at the district council, told the newspaper the community had been consulted on the plans.

"We had two consultation events and there were no objections but lots of positive suggestions and we have included all of them," he said.

"Hopefully the children will have more hours of play in the park and also keep fit and healthy as a result."

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